Minsk Religious Sights, Minsk

The religious life of Belarus has been strongly influenced by both the Orthodox and Catholic religions. Consequently, Minsk features several beautiful churches that are well worth your time and energy while in this fine city. Take a walk down Minsk religious sights today!
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Minsk Religious Sights Map

Guide Name: Minsk Religious Sights
Guide Location: Belarus » Minsk (See other walking tours in Minsk)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.7 km
Author: Linda
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Church of Saints Simon and Helen

1) Church of Saints Simon and Helen (must see)

Church of Saints Simon and Helen, or Red Church, is a Roman Catholic church on Independence Square. This neo-Gothic church was designed by polish architects Tomasz Pajzderski and Władysław Marconi, and built during 1905-1910. The bricks for its walls were sourced from Częstochowa, whilst the roof tiles came from Włocławek. Its construction was financed by Edward Woyniłłowicz, a prominent Polish civic activist. The church was named and consecrated in memory of Woyniłłowicz's...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Cathedral of St. Apostles Peter and Paul

2) Cathedral of St. Apostles Peter and Paul (must see)

The Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul is the oldest religious sight in the city. This beautiful Orthodox church was built in 1613 in honor of the St. Apostles Peter and Paul. The church was restored in 1871. The cathedral is also called "yellow church", due to its bright yellow...   view more
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Cathedral of Saint Virgin Mary

3) Cathedral of Saint Virgin Mary (must see)

Cathedral of Saint Virgin Mary is a Roman Catholic baroque cathedral in Minsk. The cathedral was built in 1710 as a church of the Jesuit monastery. In 1793, after Russia's taking over Belarus, the Jesuit order was banned and the church got a local status. Soon, after creation of the Minsk diocese, the church became the local cathedral.

The Cathedral was heavily damaged in a fire in 1797, but was later fully renewed. In 1869, the Minsk diocese was liquidated and the church got a parafial...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Bernardin Cathedral

4) Bernardin Cathedral (must see)

The Bernardin's Cathedral is part of the once prevailing Minsk Bernardine complex which also included the monastery Bernardine. The cathedral is located in the center of the city, near Town Hall. The monastery was founded in 1624 and has since witnessed some drastic...   view more
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Cathedral of Holy Spirit

5) Cathedral of Holy Spirit (must see)

The Cathedral of Holy Spirit, formerly the Bernardine church, was established in 1642 and completed in the 18th century. The church is both an interesting and important monument of old Minsk. The exterior presents a distinct Baroque style, while the interior offers six columns divided into three...   view more
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Church of St. Mary Magdalena

6) Church of St. Mary Magdalena (must see)

The Church of St. Mary Magdalene is the largest church in the city. St. Mary Magdalena came into prominence during the domination of the Soviet Union as it dates back to 1847. Today, Church of St. Mary Magdalena is a very popular tourist attraction, due to the distinctive shaped cupolas and large...   view more
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Church of Holy Trinity

7) Church of Holy Trinity (must see)

The Church of Holy Trinity was built between the years 1861 and 1864. The church's most important attraction is the ancient icon, which illustrates the Mother of God and Jesus as well as the miraculous statue of St. Roch. Inside, visitors will discover a modern, electric organ in the music...   view more
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Church of Alexander Nevsky

8) Church of Alexander Nevsky

The Church of Alexander Nevsky is the only religious sight in Minsk that has been almost completely preserved from its original appearance. This orthodox church was built during the years 1896-1898 on the territory where the military cemetery once...   view more

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